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Journal / Special series
get the look: tata harper skincare x proenza schouler
Once a year, the magical city of Paris gains even more enchantment during Haute Couture Fashion Week. Talented and creative fashion lovers flock to the City of Lights to witness the newest trends and most impeccable garments. The city already has a natural joie de vivre, but during Fashion Week, there is a determined bustle that fills the streets, cafes and shops.
The energy behind the scenes of a fashion show is incomparable. Stylists, makeup artists, and hairstylists all run in different directions making sure their jobs are completed to perfection with each girl that takes a seat in their chair. This year, Tata Harper Skincare went behind the scenes at the Proenza Schouler SS18 Haute Couture fashion show in Paris, giving mini facials and prepping the skin before the girls stepped into hair and makeup. Lead makeup artist Diane Kendal had a clean skin look prepared for the girls, along with flushed cheeks and a strong brow, and she asked the Tata Harper team to provide her with a matte but-glowing-from-within canvas to start with. Here's our mini facial regimen to get skin looking like you just stepped off of the runway.
A double cleanse is one of the most important parts to a mini facial. We started with the Regenerating Cleanser (on dry skin of course) and buffed that into the skin in order get rid of any dead skin cells. This really wakes up the skin and also provides a mini massage!
The second part to our double cleanse is layering the Resurfacing Mask over the Regenerating Cleanser. This provides an instant boost, and after about 5 mins, you are glowing and your skin is ready to fully absorb the following products. This is also a favorite because there is zero down time with this mask!
Hydration is also extremely important, not just during fashion week, but every day! Our Hydrating Floral Essence is a fashion week favorite, but also an incredible travel essential. We drenched the skin in Hydrating Floral Essence and then applied the Rejuvenating Serum directly on top of the wet skin which plumps the skin with hyaluronic acid.
Illuminating Eye Creme was used to minimize dark circles, and create a natural glow around the eye area. It contains diamond dust which provides just the right amount of shimmer on either bare skin or under makeup.
Since the make up look for Proenza called for a matte finish, we hydrated the skin with our Rebuilding Moisturizer. This creates a matte look, and is quickly absorbed into skin - an essential when on a time crunch for quick makeup application.
After Tata Harper skin prep, makeup artist Diane Kendal kept skin bare with concealer where needed and a light dusting of translucent powder - a very French girl look we're all into this summer. Add a pink cheek and a strong brow, and you're done.